A Union Of Two Worlds: Japanese Heritage Meets The American Metropolis

Being a multigenerational maker effervesces in Aviva Stanoff’s DNA. Her dynamic creative spirit brings her a resolute dedication to being a conduit from the past to the future, a commitment that is as natural as breathing for this artisan. “I don’t see what I do as a job; I see it as a vital act of representing all the creatives who came before me,” she remarks. “Honoring that spirit, I would like to be certain that the legacy doesn’t stop with me.”

Having been raised in a multicultural environment as a child of Japanese and Russian immigrants, she sees it as her duty to honor all of the forces that have helped shape who she is. And she is determined to use her power for good, a resolve forged during childhood summers studying traditional arts in her family’s Buddhist temple in Japan and renewed each time she hiked the old-growth redwood forests near her California home growing up or walks on her local beach now.

Her entrée into the world of the textile arts was centered around the runway, and internships at Calvin Klein Home while earning her MFA brought her the first successes of her career in home décor products. By graduation, Aviva’s designs for Calvin Klein were on store shelves, earning her a mention in Vogue. These early triumphs turned to commissions from Christian Dior, Givenchy Couture and Donna Karan, among others.

In 2004, Aviva launched her own line of home accessories in Brooklyn, New York, which included products that garnered her a “Best Bet” mention from The New York Times. Her textiles, which are Made in the USA, are now featured in luxurious hospitality properties— Nobu, The Cosmopolitan, the Ritz Carlton, The Plaza and the Four Seasons among them.

Aviva’s Forest Chandelier for Currey & Company won the 2017 ARTS Award for Lighting Fixtures, and she won the 2019 ARTS Award in the Home Textiles category. In spite of the prodigious number of designs she is continually working on, for this artisan/designer, the word product is not a static label; it represents a deeper connection to the havens in which people dwell. “The purpose of home décor is to have connectivity with other people,” she explains. “Home is for gathering, entertaining and wellness, and it is with this in mind that I maintain a focus on Deliberate Luxury.” The long list of companies who have clamored to offer the items she creates to their clientele is distinguished. Their accolades include numerous Textile Vendor of the Year awards from ABC Carpet & Home and being tapped for the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum’s Decorative Arts Collection.

“To me freedom of speech equals freedom of art,” she says. “This gives me a fire in my belly to be heard. I feel blessed to be a member of such a strong tribe made up of talented women everywhere, and makers from so many nations.” Most recently, Aviva has been tapped as the brand ambassador for the non-profit organization Snow Leopard Trust, the largest and oldest agency working solely to protect the endangered snow leopard and its habitat in twelve countries of Central Asia.

Honors and Awards:

2019 Aviva becomes Brand Ambassador for the Snow Leopard Trust

2019 Arts Award Home Textiles

2019 HFN’s Top Inspiring Women in Home

2018 Wall Art Collection launches included in top 5 bestsellers in debut

2018 Spoke in panel “Designing Women of the World” HPMKT

2018 Arts Award Finalist Textile Category

2018 HFN’s inaugural Inspiring Women in Home nomination

2018  Arts Award in Manufacturer Home Textiles nomination

2018  Paints live for Hyundai Motor Corporation

2018  Solo Art Show and Live Paint Activation United Nations

2018  Live Paints for High Point Market Authority

2018  Painting & Speaking at Fashion Institute of Technology

2018  York Wall Coverings Collection launch

2018  Tiny Prints/Shutterfly Artisan Series launch

2018  Textile Vendor of the Year ABC Home

2018  Brand Ambassador Sustainable Furnishings Council

2017  Part of Delegation to Kingdom of Morocco/Home Accents Today

2017  Magic Las Vegas live paint

2017  Textile Vendor of the Year ABC Home

2017  Global Views Home Décor Collection launch

2017  The World Residences at Sea Trunk Show

2017  Evine Live appearance on live TV

2017  Blog launches

2016 Textile Vendor of the Year ABC Home

2016 Domino Magazine feature

2016 Architectural Digest Magazine feature

2016 Pillow goes Viral 36 million views 5 days, first home décor item in history to go viral.

2016 The World Residences at Sea Trunk Show

2016 Tiffany and Co: Assists in Holiday Video, Windows on 5th Ave, Custom Collection designed for Retail Gifting Suites Globally

2016 Currey & Company Lighting Collection launch

2016 Women in Design Panelist HPMKT

2016 Holiday House Palm Springs/ Modernism Week

2016 Holiday House / New York City

2016 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Event Mrs. Bill Gates and Mrs. Warren Buffett become customers, argument ensues over bill.

2015 Textile Vendor of the Year ABC Home

2015 The World Residences at Sea Trunk Show

2015 Snoop Dogg becomes a fan

2015 Permanent showroom Interhall IHFC Highpoint

2015 Best New Product Award NYNOW Home Accessories

2015  Wall Street Journal Design and Decorating: “See Stars” Calcite Pillow

2015 Best of the Best: Textiles/ American Society of Interior Designers

2014 Textile Vendor of the Year ABC HOME

2014 INSTYLE Magazine Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Best In Show: Textiles/ IFDA ( International Furnishings and Design Association

2013 Textile Vendor of the Year ABC HOME

2013 INSTYLE Magazine Holiday Gift Guide

2013 Best In Show: Textiles/IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association)

2012 Textile Vendor of the Year ABC HOME

2011 Best of the Best: Most Innovative Product Award/American Society of Interior Designers

2011 Brooklyn Museum Permanent Collection: Collection of 17 Designs/ Decorative Arts

2011 Textiles Showcased in all rooms Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel

2010 New York Magazine Best Bet April 2010

2008 Featured INSTYLE Magazine Home

2008 October Cover, Metropolitan Home

2007 Interior Design Best of the Year Awards Finalist in Accessories

2007 Featured in Modern Bride’s “100 Things We Love”

2007 Best of the Year Merit Winner Interior Design Magazine

2006 Top 100 Products of 2006 Merchandising Mag.

2006 O at Home Feature Fall 2006 Issue ( four page spread

2006 Best New Product Award for Home Accessories, NY Home Textile Show

2005 Finalist for Best New Product Award, New York Home Textiles Show October

2004 “Most Beautiful Product” People’s Choice Award, Brooklyn Designs

2004 Best Bet, New York Times, Home Section:March 11, 2004 (Inaugural Year)

2000-2004 Aviva in constant demand creating textile designs and inspiration for Apparel. Clients include Christian Dior Couture, Givenchy, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Springs Industries, Ralph Lauren, Li Edelkoort, among others.

1999 Aviva receives a mention in Vogue for textiles created during graduate school, completes MFA with special focus on Innovative Surface Design in Luxury